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CFS Urging Farmers to Burn Off with Caution

The CFS are urging people to exercise caution as landowners begin stubble burning on paddocks in preparation for seeding. Residents may notice an increase in smoke in grain and crop growing districts. SA Country Fire Service State Duty Commander Nik Stanley says with the state still within the Fire Danger Season, land...

Neoen Energy Community Fund Open

Community groups are encouraged to apply for funding for Neoen Energy’s newly opened community fund. The fund was created in the region to make a positive contribution to the community surrounding the Hornsdale Wind Farm. The Community Fund is open to non-for-profit organisations in the Northern Areas Council. $60,000 has been allocated to...

SA Tourism Award Nominations Now Open

Local tourism operators are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 South Australian Tourism Awards. The South Australian Tourism Awards showcase the State's finest tourism businesses, celebrating those who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and success throughout the year. The program allows entrants to highlight their success and be rewarded with improved business planning,...

Whyalla Childcare Centre Passes Surprise Test

The City of Whyalla’s child care centre has passed an Education Standards Board surprise audit with flying colours. The early childhood to senior schooling board conducted an unannounced audit in February to ensure the centre met all legislative requirements. The authorised Education Standards Board officer found there were no areas of non-compliance...

Mobile Black Spots Program Expanding

Several spots across the region will benefit from new mobile phone towers that have been announced through the Mobile Black Spots Program. 16 new towers will be installed, bringing the total number of towers in the Grey Electorate to 39. Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey says the extra 16 towers will make...

New Landscape Bill to Help Regional Communities

The State Government has introduced the Landscape South Australia Bill (2019) to establish a new framework for managing the state’s natural resources. Minister for Environment and Water David Spiers says regional communities want a new system of managing natural resources that focuses on the basics. These include delivering effective water management, pest,...

Mambray Overtaking Lanes to be Fixed

A sore point for locals and visitors to the region, the northbound overtaking lanes at Mambray Creek on the Augusta highway are due to be fixed, with works due to start next week. A spokesperson from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure says following technical investigations a permanent rectification has...

Funding For Yorke Peninsula Music Festival

The Yorke Peninsula Council has secured $37,000 in funding towards the YOu RocK fEst through the Building Better Regions Fund. The project will deliver a free, family-friendly music festival aimed at supporting and building the local music industry, and raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues. The grant will go towards...

Clare Valley Entrepreneurs Secure Funding

Two entrepreneurs from the Clare Valley Wine & Grape Association have been awarded $50,000 through the State Government’s Blockchain Innovation Challenge. The pair from the Clare Valley won the challenge for their innovative screwcap. It combines QR code technology and blockchain technology to confirm the authenticity of a bottle of wine. As part...

Port Augusta Greyhound Racing Club to Close

After 40 years The Port Augusta Greyhound Racing Club will regretfully close its gates in June. The Committee of the Port Augusta and District Greyhound Club announced that operations will conclude after the current racing year. They cited hot weather policies combined with local extreme heat as key factors in the announcement. Additionally,...

State Disability Inclusion Plan Community Forum

Regional South Australian’s will be able to have their say in the creation of the first State Disability Inclusion Plan. A community forum will be held in Whyalla in April and the State Government wants to hear from people with disability, their families and carers. The four-year plan will be finalised by...